Eladio Rojas

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Eladio Rojas
Personal information
Full name Eladio Alberto Rojas Díaz
Date of birth (1934-11-08)November 8, 1934
Place of birth Chile
Date of death January 13, 1991(1991-01-13) (aged 56)
National team
Chile

Eladio Alberto Rojas Díaz (8 November 1934, Tierra Amarilla, Chile – 13 January 1991, Viña del Mar, Chile) is a former Chilean footballer who played as a midfielder for Everton and Colo-Colo of Chile, River Plate of Argentina, and the Chile national football team in the 1962 FIFA World Cup on home soil. Rojas scored the match winning goal for Chile in the 90th minute against Yugoslavia in the 1962 World Cup; his goal secured a third place finish for the World Cup hosts, which is Chile's best finish in the tournament to date. Rojas was also a starter on the River Plate teams of the 1960s that fiercely contested the Argentine Primera División title. While Rojas never won the title, River Plate did manage to place second in 1962 and 1963 as well as third in 1964.

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